The Way to A Man's Heart - MeatyBoys Game submission

Hey Gamers! Here’s this thing I made in about ten days, since I randomly happened upon the Game Jam via browsing DeviantArt. I ran out of time towards the end, and had to rush quite a few of the assets.
This is the first time I’ve ever made a visual novel, and I went a bit overboard with the worldbuilding in what was meant to be a simple kink game. I hope you enjoy it!

This is a M/M game, with male stuffing/weight gain as a major theme. It basically reads like a novel, relying on imaginative elements to supplement the story.

Content warnings: slow start, weight gain, feederism, stuffing, overeating, weight kink, belly kink, clothes ripping, fat shaming (by one antagonist character but you can avoid it easily), fantasy empire/military setting, referenced past crossdressing, sexual references, adult content… yep that covers it

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Summary: When our nameable protagonist finds himself recommended for a new job seemingly out of nowhere, he’s mightily suspicious of the forces at work behind it. He’s been playing secretary-soldier just fine for a few months at his current posting, and certainly hasn’t done anything of note to earn him such a promotion! Perhaps his prayers for the cushy noble life have been answered, and his new boss will feed him all the pastries he likes. Without leaving him in too-tight uniforms all the time.



TLDR original fantasy universe with kink in it. I did my best with the art!

Download: here
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gosf5d7rlg3wyv5/TheWayToAMan%27sHeart.zip?dl=0
Please be gentle with your feedback.
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System Requirements:
Recommended Resolution - 1900 x 1280
Windows XP/Vista/7 (untested on anything above these)
8GB RAM
Graphics hardware that supports DirectX 9.0c.
Get DirectX Here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

Unzip and play. It comes with the requisite .dll files just in case you’re missing them!
If the game fails to launch, please put it in administrator mode and/or run in compatibility mode for Windows 7.
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Controls:
Shift - Skip
Space - Advance Text
Autoplay: A
Left Click - Advance Text some more
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Important note!!!
When quitting the game, please use the cross button in the novel interface (bottom right)instead of the top right hand corner X. That will crash the game, for literally no discernible reason.
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I really enjoyed reading through it! Even though it was short, which is to be expected for any kind of game jam, I thought that the little visual novel touches like the pseudo-animation of the characters were nice. Aside from the whole WG side of it, the slight fantasy worldbuilding was interesting, and for what it was, it was honestly a lot better than what I expected.
There was a lot of nice art implemented into the game, and the character designs were appealing, especially the Emperor. They kind of look like tiefling elves, which seems cool. I don’t think it was particularly erotic, but that isn’t a necessarily a bad thing.
I’m not sure if you’re going to continue this or not, but if you do, I’ll be looking forward to it. Props for the high quality work in such a short time!

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Thank you so much!!
Had I more time, I would’ve put a few relationship routes in there (including the Emperor, for whom I had a long, long plot in mind for) :smiley:

Your feedback gives me strength~ I hope to do more stuff like this in the future!

really wish it was Mac compatible, it looks awesome :slight_smile:

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very well done cant wait to see more cause this has quite the potential to go far, great job ^^

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ANOTHER mind-blowingly high quality visual novel is super welcome to this roster of entries. This game is absolutely beautiful, the world-building is intriguing andthe characters feel like they have rich inner lives. All of this, writing and art, is elevated no end by the incredibly horny energy that’s clearly been lovingly pumped into every asset. :stuck_out_tongue:
It’s great to see!

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You feel the horny energy!! My work is complete :stuck_out_tongue: Thank you so much for your feedback! :heart: :heart: :heart:

OMG!!! I am soooooooo waiting for the next part!! This is so good!! Absolutely my favorite of the FF games this time around!!

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Grotlover2 Score


Category Total
Basics: 20000
Art: 360
Writing: 330
Concept/Design 885
Msc: 100
Total: 21675

Comments:

The game overall felt like quite a good quality VN. I have to say I was quite surprised with the amount of assets and their quality making it by far one of the best-looking ones I have played thus far. That being said though when you get down to it is quite a standard VN and the use of the theme is actually quite thin. That all being said while male weight gain may not be my cup of tea, I find the story and the world interesting and would like to see the VN finished.


Kilif Score


Category Total
Basics: 20000
Art: 290
Writing: 330
Concept/Design 1005
Msc: 125
Total: 21750

Comments:

Had some issues getting this to work on Windows 7, but seems a lot more stable on Windows 10. More than anything else, I think was a resolution issue (a lot of the text was cutting off here and there on my smaller screen). That aside, the game offers a decent amount of content and some branching paths, though I do wonder how much of an effect each path has on the overall game. It was fun being an ass to everyone, but it was hard to notice how much an effect this was having on the overall flow of the story other than some missed dialogue here and there. The worldbuilding was quite rich, which I’m a big fan of, and the characters felt distinct. Artwork was well done, and I felt like you did a good job animating with characters without actually animating them. Overall, nice work, would definitely not mind seeing more of this in the future.


Juxtaterrestrial Score


Category Total
Basics: 20000
Art: 269
Writing: 303
Concept/Design 896
Msc: 122
Total: 21590

Comments:

You’ve fad a fun little world. I’m curious what story lies behind these horned guys. It’s clear that you’ve got a lot of ideas for the setting and you do a pretty good job of revealing the details as they’re necessary. I thought it was funny when you got chastised for bursting out of your uniform and then the serving girl came in about to explode out of her outfit. You’re escort there must be surrounded by people like that. He’s certainly had about enough of it, heh. In terms of feedback I’d offer: You have a lot of lore and obviously it’s difficult to get that to the reader in a good way. I think there is definitely room for more of it to come through in dialogue. Even though the art wasn’t meant to appeal to me it was quite good. I got a really good feel for the characters just from their outfits and posture alone so that’s excellent. I hope you continue working on the project!


Total points: 65015

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